Anonymous (not verified) - January 08th, 2002
Reprinted from a Consumer Electronics Association press release:
Microsoft Corporation Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates pre-opened the 2002 International CES - Your Source for Workstyle and Lifestyle Technology - with a dramatic presentation highlighting the role of software in defining the direction of electronics device design. The presentation focused on the current digital decade and the three key areas of product usage that shape consumers' demand for new devices - on the go devices, the home experience and entertainment. Gates keynote encompassed several product areas showcased at CES - from electronic gamming and wireless to home theater and mobile audio to home information and networking.
Gates was introduced by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO Gary Shapiro. In his introduction, Shapiro described Microsoft as a company that epitomizes the spirit of CES, having begun small, but utilizing the trade show arena to grow.
He then described Gates with the Yiddish term, Mensch, meaning a person who does good deeds, and noted how not only has Microsoft changed the world and all of its citizens, but also how Bill and Melinda Gates personally have made tremendous contributions to other causes.
Gates began his presentation by describing the applicability of Moore's and Metcalf's Laws to the current digital decade, stating that, now more than ever, technologies will continue to get smaller, faster and cheaper and will all connect with each other. In the new era, said Gates, the success of any individual device will determine the success of other devices to which it connects.